|Dancing at home and abroad. - C. H. Cleveland, jr.|
Cleveland's manual opens with an interesting account of the building blocks required for setting up a successful private dancing academy. He includes discussion on the architectural requirements, music, progress of students, hours and division of classes, dealing with children, and how to manage balls. The second part of the manual covers "fashionable dances," and the author describes quadrilles, the "Boston Waltz," and twenty-nine figures for the German (also known as cotillon), a group dance c...
Keywords: Authors: C: C. H. Cleveland, jr; Titles: D
|A full description of modern dances. - C. H. Rivers.|
Unlike earlier manuals that contained detailed information on etiquette, this manual reflects the trend of late nineteenth-century manuals to shorten or eliminate such information. This manual contains only one-third of a page of etiquette. Dances described include the waltz (with reversing steps), polka, schottisch, polka redowa, polka mazurka, galop, quadrilles, contra dances ("Scilian Circle," "Spanish Dance" and "Rustic Reel")...
Keywords: Authors: C: C. H. Rivers; Titles: A
|Erweiterung der kunst nach der chorographie zu tanzen, tänze zu erfinden, und aufzusetzen; wie auch anweisung zu verschiedenen national-tänzen; als zu englischen, deutschen, schwäbischen, pohlnischen, hannak- masur-kosak- und hungarischen; - C. J. v. Feldtenstein.|
Originally published in 1767 under the title Die Kunst nach der Choregraphie zu Tänze, Feldtenstein's manual utilizes text and tables to describe basic steps. The work includes figures for country dances and quadrilles, and a variety of national dances as well as figures and music for four contredanses. This manual is especially important for its description of the minuet as a duet and its subsequent change into a group dance.
Keywords: Authors: C: C. J. v. Feldtenstein; Titles: E
|The modern dances, how to dance them, - Caroline Walker; complete instructions for the tango, the Castle walk, the walking Boston, the hesitation waltz, the dream waltz.|
In her introduction, Walker strongly defends the new dance trends of the ragtime era and provides instructions for the tango, Castle Walk, Walking Boston, Hesitation Waltz, and Dream Waltz. A series of photographs and diagrams is included.
Keywords: Authors: C: Caroline Walker; Titles: T; Instructions
|The drawing-room dances. - Cellarius.|
A translation of La danse des salons (1847), this manual provides important information on mid-nineteenth-century ballroom dance. Following a format utilized by many manuals, the work begins with introductory comments on dance, followed by a description of the French quadrille. This is followed by discussion of round dances--the polka, numerous waltzes including waltze à trois temps, and waltze à deux temps--as well as steps and figures for another type of quadrille known as the mazurka quadri...
Keywords: Authors: C: Cellarius; Titles: T
|The fashionable dancer's casket; or, The ball-room instructor ... - Charles Durang ...|
Although Charles Durang was a well-known Philadelphia dancing teacher and the son of famed American dancer John Durang, very little of this manual originates from the pen of the author. He acknowledges that the dances contained in the book are by the "celebrated teachers of Paris and London." Additionally, the sections on etiquette, deportment, and dress stem from "Mrs. Henderson's treatise." The manual includes descriptions of the popular ballroom dances of the day--quadrilles, polka, waltz, sc...
Keywords: Authors: C: Charles Durang ; Titles: T
|Dancing made easy, - Charles J. Coll and Gabrielle Rosiere.|
This is an expanded version of Coll's book that was originally published c. 1919. Beginning with an account of dance history ranging from the ancient Greeks to late nineteenth-century dance, Coll declares that some of "most up to the minute dances" include the Carter Waltz and the Schottisch Espagnole. The author also discusses foxtrot variations, the Virginia Reel, and provides some cotillon figures (also known as the German)...
Keywords: Authors: C: Charles J. Coll and Gabrielle Rosiere; Titles: D
|The latest method, home instruction by mail, dancing courses ... arranged and ed. - Charles J. Frank ...|
This is a series of three pamphlets, each from sixteen to twenty-four pages, that describes the waltz, foxtrot, and the one step. Designed for those who "know nothing at all about Modern Dances," each pamphlet provides preliminary exercises and basic lessons for execution of the steps.
Keywords: Authors: C: Charles J. Frank ; Titles: T
|Les basses danses de Marguerite d'Autriche = Das Tanzbüchlein der Margarete von Österreich : vollständige Faksimile-Ausgabe im Originalformat der Handschrift MS 9085 aus dem Besitz der Bibliothèque royale Albert Ier, Bruxelles. Komme - Claudine Lemaire, Claude Thiry, Victor Gavenda.|
This is a facsimile reproduction with additional commentary of a rare fifteenth-century source for the bassedanse, a Burgundian court dance. Known as Brussels manuscript 9085, it consists of twenty-five parchment leaves on black paper with gold rules and calligraphic initials in silver. Seventeen folios contain specific music and choreographies in the earliest known dance notation.
Keywords: Authors: C: Claudine Lemaire, Claude Thiry, Victor Gavenda; Titles: L
|Coulon's hand-book; containing all the last new and fashionable dances ... - Coulon ...|
This is the third edition of Coulon's manual and describes dances popular during the 1840s. Typical of many nineteenth-century ballroom manuals, much of the material is borrowed from other contemporary sources. It is not known whether or not famed French dancing master Eugène Coulon contributed to the work. Small enough to fit into a pocket, the manual begins with a discussion of the polka and includes directions for various ballroom dances including the mazurka quadrille, polka mazurka, schott...
Keywords: Authors: C: Coulon ; Titles: C
|Coulon's Hand-book; containing all the last new and fashionable dances, and also some important remarks on dancing & deportment ... - Coulon ...|
This is an expanded version of a manual published under the same title in 1866. It it not known whether or not famed Paris dancing master Coulon actually participated in the assembly of this manual. Most of the manual is compilation from earlier sources. Demonstrating a growing late nineteenth--century interest in physical education, this new version adds a series of exercises to be performed with poles, dumb-bells, and elastics...
Keywords: Authors: C: Coulon ; Titles: C